Nothing if not critical: selected essays on art and artists
Essays on art and artists, from Holbein and Caravaggio to contemporaries including Hockney and Schnabel, by the noted Australian expatriate art critic, Robert Hughes. He not only discusses the particular skill of each artist but also addresses matters such as art teaching, art and the marketplace, and art as a social function.
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Thereafter, de Chirico changed. He wanted to become, and almost succeeded in
becoming, a classicist. He imagined himself to be the heir of Titian. Rejected by
the French avant-garde, he struck back with disputatious critiques of modernist ...
In The Joy of Return, 1915, de Chirico's train has once more entered the city; its
black silhouette is plumb in the center of the looming gray facades; a bright ball of
vapor hovers directly above its smokestack. Perhaps it comes from the train and ...
This view of de Chirico as formalist fits the evidence and rids the artist of a great
deal of accumulated "poetic" waffle. It also helps one distinguish, in a way that
makes sense, between de Chirico's real achievements and the long slide into ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - philipjohn - LibraryThing
Robert Hughes must be one of the finest users of language at work in the field of art criticism. His comments, whether you agree with them or not, are always a joy to read. Read full review
Nothing if not critical: selected essays on art and artistsUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This collection brings together over 90 essays, many of which have already appeared in major journals. Hughes considers the Masters, 19th-century art and artists, the Modernist spirit, American and ... Read full review